Accessibility & Policies

The Discovery Orchestra makes every effort to accommodate the needs of individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities for all its programs and activities as well as at its administrative office. Upon request, and with 2 weeks notice, specific accommodations will be made subject to our available resources.

Large Print Programs and Listening Guides will be available for our Discovery Concerts and in-home recitals.  Assistive Listening Devices are available at our Discovery Concerts.  Please see a Discovery Orchestra staff member or usher at the concert venue before the performance begins.

Braille Listening Guides may also be available, please call the Discovery Orchestra office at 973-379-2200 at least 2 weeks prior to the concert.  Our Season Brochure can be made available in Braille format if you contact the Orchestra at 973-379-2200.

The Discovery Orchestra (TDO) respects the needs of individuals with disabilities who are assisted by a companion (or companions) when participating in our programs. We understand that companions may be other individuals or service animals. TDO will make every effort to accommodate companion situations with regard to seating, mobility, transportation and any other needs as they arise for all our programs and services.

The Discovery Orchestra Employment Non-Discrimination Policy Statement: In the spirit of respecting all individuals, The Discovery Orchestra does not discriminate against people on the basis of their sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or disability in admission or access to, treatment of or employment in its administrative, educational and/or performance activities. As needed, accommodations are provided, to the best of the orchestra’s ability, to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and in as many services and programs as possible. The Discovery Orchestra has a designated coordinator to facilitate compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The Discovery Orchestra Employment Accommodations Statement: The Discovery Orchestra will make reasonable job accommodations for all employees, with or without disabilities, with regard to office/work-place environment, break schedules, technological equipment etc. Our current administrative office is not accessible to persons in wheelchairs; however, job interviews can be held at an off-site accessible space as needed. The orchestra will utilize its ADA Grievance Procedure to handle employment complaints relating to ADA.

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